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Loren Freestone Named President of San Diego County Bar Association


Higgs’ litigation, employment law attorney to take the helm of San Diego’s oldest, largest law organization; Installation ceremony to occur December 2 –

SAN DIEGO November 16, 2016 Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for more than 75 years, announced that its partner and business litigation and employment law attorney, Loren Freestone, was named President of the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) for 2017.

After serving as the Bar’s secretary, former chair of its Ethnic Relations and Diversity Committee, and former chair of the Diversity Fellowship Program, Freestone will oversee the operations and work with its board to advance the organization’s policy and initiatives.

“This is one of the greatest honors to be given within our field. Loren is not only an exceptional, respected attorney, but he’s also very active in the legal community,” said John Morrell, managing partner at Higgs Fletcher & Mack. “The SDCBA is incredibly fortunate to have someone with his knowledge, skills and leadership abilities taking the helm of their organization. Loren will do a fantastic job!”

At Higgs, Freestone represents and advises small, medium and large employers, corporations and healthcare practitioners in employment disputes, litigation and trial matters. This includes claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, harassment, and wage as well as hour violations. In addition, he provides needed counseling to employers on employment-related issues and claims, and has represented companies involving employment-related civil restraining orders.

Founded in 1899, the SDCBA is the region’s oldest and largest law‐related organization and the hub of the city’s legal community. The organization aims to serve the county’s lawyers and legal professionals in addition to the greater San Diego community.

“I’ve been involved with the Bar for about nine years. Given my long involvement in the legal community, I felt it was a natural progression,” said Freestone. “I’m looking forward to increasing participation from members, including large law firms, by ensuring that everyone has meaningful participation. It will be a great year!”

The 2017 SDCBA Board of Directors will participate in an installation ceremony at Stepping Up to the Bar, the association’s annual holiday reception on December 2.

About Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Higgs Fletcher & Mack is a multi-service law firm that serves the diverse people and industries that call San Diego home. For more than 75 years, the firm has worked tirelessly with companies and individuals that need legal counsel and representation in and out of the courtroom. Higgs Fletcher & Mack’s more than 75 attorneys have experience in multiple fields of law, and its internal network of legal professionals frequently coordinate in practice area groups that have multi-disciplinary dimensions, helping clients make a more informed decision. The firm is actively recruiting partner-level talent in complimentary practice areas to provide legal expertise in the San Diego region and beyond. More information is available at www.higgslaw.com.